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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Nyanya bomb blast victims face hunger in hospital - report

According to a report by Premium Times, some victims of Monday's bomb blast receiving medical attention at the Asokoro General Hospital in Abuja are currently facing hunger as no one is providing them with food.
 
One of the survivors, Salome Jim, told Premium Times that she's only received drugs and drips from the hospital management but no one has given her anything to eat.
"I have been sitting down here waiting for surgery. I am in pain, I am very hungry. No one has come here to give me food, I can neither walk nor move, the nurses and doctors are nice to me but they didn’t give me food. The nurse said she will come and attend to me at 9:30 am this morning and this is 9 o’ clock so I am waiting, but when I came here yesterday they took care of me, I didn’t pay for anything, but they didn’t give us food. I went to bed with an empty stomach, the woman inside the ward over there (she pointed) shared her food with me at midnight, as I am here my relatives don't know I am here as I couldn’t find my phone.” She said. Continue...

Abuja bombing: Perpetrators are pigs - Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor

Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has described the men who carried out the attack at Nyanya Motor Park on Monday  as pigs, whose corpses should be fed to pigs when they die.
"I completely condemned the bomb attack on a motor park in Nyanya. This is very inhuman, ungodly and barbaric. I don’t even have the adjectives to describe what these mad people have done. As far as I am concerned, the perpetrators are not human beings and in my own opinion, when they finally die their corpses should be given to pigs because they are on the same level with pigs. How do you do this kind of thing to human beings? So definitely, they cannot be humans. It is so unfortunate. To make it worse, there are people who are sponsoring them. As the judgment of God comes upon them, the judgment will also come on those who are sponsoring them. Anybody who has given N1 to these people, whether they are local people or foreign financiers, the same judgment will come upon them and their children.” They will not escape it. So those are my words.” - Oritsejafor said in a statement released on Monday

Former Miss World Agbani Darego stuns in make-up free photos

Show me a more beautiful black woman...

Koga Entertainment unveils yet another new signing, E2M

Koga Entertainment unveils yet another new signing E2M to the music scene. 22 year old Edo born vocalist, whose real names are Osesa Emmanuel oluwafemi is a product of the last Koga Open House talent hunt competition.

E2M makes his debut with two new singles titled Pami bi oti and Shekere

Genevieve Nnaji steps out in Escada at HOAYS private screening

Actress Genevieve Nnaji, who featured in the film adaptation of Chimamanda's Half of a Yellow Sun, attended a private screening of the movie yesterday Tuesday 15th April at the Silverbird Galleria, in an Escada dress, Chanel yellow Lambskin clutch & Christian Louboutin shoes. Beautiful!

Ohimai Amaize and Tessy Oliseh release pre-wedding photos

Popular youth figure Ohimai Godwin Amaize aka Mr Fix Nigeria and his bride-to-be, designer and younger sister of former Super Eagles captain, Sunday Oliseh, Tessy Oliseh have just released their pre-wedding photos. Their wedding will hold April 26th in Lagos. Continue to see more photos..

Monalisa Chinda confirms break up, releases official statement

I told you guys yesterday that Monalisa Chinda & Lanre Nzeribe have not only ended their romantic relationship, they have also ended their business relationship. (Find here). The actress has released an official statement via her publicist confirming the report. Find it below...
We regret to officially announce the resignation of Nollywood actress Monalisa Chinda from Monalisa Magazine, which also marks the end of her partnership with Mr. Lanre Nzeribe, due to irreconcilable professional differences.
Over the past few months, both parties have made concerted efforts to retain their partnership, to no avail, which led to their mutual agreement that a separation would be the best course of action.
Though she has, so far, committed so much time, energy and resources into the project, it is high time she moved on as she pursues renewed ethos to raise her standards of professionalism and focus on projects closer to her heart.

Jide Adenuga launches montaudonchampsonthego.com

The question of “What Next?”; that was on our lips after the very high profile successful Montaudon Champagne launch at The Porsche Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos has finally been answered. 

In a statement released during a business lunch with a select-group of the press to mark his 32nd birthday; Mr. Jide Adenuga, the hardworking and ever-enterprising Managing Director of 3 Inclusive Ltd., the exclusive importers of the Montaudon Champagne last week said;
"We are tactically stepping one sure step at a time to carve out a niche for ourselves in the ever-bustling Champagne market in Nigeria, with the Montaudon Brand that is a proven brand since 1891 in Reims, France. We are painstakingly developing a tradition to cater to all strata of champagne connoisseurs and other consumers. 

Photos: Singer Kefee returns from the U.S after eight months there

Nigerian music star, Kefee, is back in Nigeria after about eight months away in the US. Kefee and her husband, Teddy, (pictured far left) traveled out last year to pursue courses in video production and directing at the Chicago Access Network TV.  They graduated in March and returned as certified video directors. Continue...

293 missing as South Korea ferry carrying students sinks

293 people, mostly students who were on a high school trip, are missing after a ferry capsized & sank in dense fog off South Korea's coast last night, local media reports.

A South Korean government spokesman told reporters this morning that there had been 459 people on board the ferry, including 325 students, 15 teachers, 89 other passengers and a crew of 30.

So far 164 people have been rescued, three confirmed dead, while hundreds are still unaccounted for. One rescued passenger told The Associated Press he believed that many people had been trapped inside the ship when it sank.

The ferry had been traveling to the southern tourist island of Jeju when it sank just three hours from it's destination. The distress call was made around 8p.m last night, 11 hours into the trip. Continue...

19-yr-old Pakistani caught with N228m worth of heroin at MMIA

A 19 year old Pakistani student named Iftikihar Muhammed Arslan, (pictured above) has been arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA) for possession and attempted smuggling of 25.400kg of heroin said to be worth N228m into Nigeria, Vanguard reports

Arslan was apprehended at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport during inward screening on passengers on board a Qatar Airways flight. 25 parcels containing the hard drugs were discovered in his luggage.
 
The suspect believed to be in a drug cartel through his passport showed that he left Lahore, Pakistan with the drugs to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, then Doha, in Qatar, from where he connected to Lagos. Continue...

Actress Daniella Okeke brags about her 'mean ass' :-)

It is 'mean', right guys?...:-)

Love fashion? Win a N7500 voucher with MRP

Do you love fashion? Then you’ll love MRP! They’re a hot fashion retailer with unbelievable value for guys, ladies and kids and they giving away a N7500 voucher.

All you have to do to enter is click here, fill in your details and you could win the latest looks just like that. MRP currently have stores in Abuja, Ibadan, Ikeja and Surulere. Can't get to one of those stores? Don’t worry, you can shop their full range online with a click of a button. They deliver anywhere in Lagos, you name the place, they’ll be there. The best part is you can pay on delivery with cash or card.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Helen Ukpabio could be banned from the UK over fears she is a risk to youngsters

The UK is considering banning the founder of Liberty Foundation Gospel Ministries and movie producer, Evang. Helen Ukpabio, from the UK over fears she is a risk to young people in the country.

From UK Daily Mail 
A Nigerian ‘witch-hunter’ who claims any child who cries is a ‘servant of Satan’ could be banned from the UK following calls to Home Secretary Theresa May that she is a risk to youngsters.
Campaigners are urging for Helen Ukpabio, known as ‘Lady Apostle’, to be deported and banned from returning to the UK on the grounds her preaches are harmful to the public.

Photos: President Jonathan in Kano and Ibadan today...

President Jonathan was in Kano today for a PDP rally, then later visited the Olubadan of Ibadan to felicitate with him as he celebrated his 100th birthday. See more photos after the cut...

Photo of the day: Gov Kwankwaso & officials sweep Pres. Jonathan out of Kano

LMAO! The things we see every day! According to Sahara Reporters, this picture shows Kano State governor, Rabiu Kwankaso and some of his officials sweeping off President Jonathan's feet from the venue of the PDP rally that held this morning in the state. Apparently Kano is an APC state.

CWG Plc records 81% growth on PAT

Computer Warehouse Group Plc (“CWG” or “the Company”) last month released its audited financial results for the year ended December 31, 2013 to the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
 
The results show a strong and positive performance across all financial indices and also affirm the Company’s position as the foremost Pan African ICT services provider.

The Company’s revenues grew by 10% to N20.7bn (2012: N18.7bn) while Profit After Tax increased by a whopping 81% to N612m (2012: N339m) showing strong efficiency of operations. Continue..

Photos from Joseph and Adaeze Yobo's son's birthday party

Football star Joseph Yobo and his wife, Adaeze Yobo, put together a spider-man themed party for their son, Joey, who turned four recently at their base in Turkey. Continue to see more photos...

Spot the difference: Kim K's butt through the years...:-)

Left pic was in 2006, right pic in 2014.

London Must Laugh With Seyilaw Easter Saturday April 19th

Venue: Discovery Centre London. VIP: First 10 rows - from £35. Regular from £25. Buy early as prices will rise around show time. For tickets: www.cokobar.com or call 0208 953 1219 from £25 

Photos: Rihanna & Drake pictured all loved up at Coachella

Hopefully Rihanna really likes this dude and not just messing with his heart...like before. The singer supported her new boo as he made a surprise appearance on stage at Coachella on Monday night.

Drake walked straight into Rihanna's arms after he left the stage. See the video after the cut...

Search for Zaron Faces 2014


Hey Ladies!  Do you want to model for a cosmetic brand? Here’s your chance...

Zaron Cosmetics, one of the leading cosmetic brands in Africa will be conducting a search for Zaron ‘Faces’ across the Nation.

This competition is aimed at empowering and discovering young female models that will join other top models for Zaron’s next advertorial campaign. Find out how you can qualify after the cut...

Photos: Saraki, Tambuwal, others donate blood for blast victims

More Nigerians including the Speaker of the House of Reps, Aminu Tambuwal, former Kwara state Governor Bukola Saraki and other government officials today visited the National Blood Transfer Service in Abuja to donate blood for victims of yesterday's bomb blast at Nyanya Motor Park. Saraki pictured left at NBTS today and Tambuwal pictured right donating blood. More pics after the cut..

Kogi state Speaker's children kidnapped this morning

Two of the children of the Kogi State House of Assembly Speaker, Alhaji Momoh-Jimoh Lawal have been kidnapped. The children aged 7 and 3 were kidnapped this morning around 4am from the Speaker's residence at Okengwe in Okene Local Government Area of Kogi state. 
According to the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Austin Akubo, the three kidnappers gained entrance into the house through a broken fence.
"The abductors demanded for the children: Ogirima, 7, and Hafeez, 3, and also made away with other valuables. They took television set, generator, Toyota Yaris saloon car belonging to the wife of the speaker and N20,000. The incident was promptly reported to the police and other security agencies in the state,” he said.
Emeka Emeh, the Kogi state's Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the incident and said the police is working very hard to find the kidnappers and free the children. The kidnappers as at press time had not contacted the family.

APC’s body language, utterances promote insurgency, PDP Insists

Press statement from the PDP, blaming APC for the terror in Nigeria. Find it below...
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reiterated calls on Nigerians to stand up and resist unpatriotic elements whose actions and utterances have continued to fuel insurgency in the country.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh in a statement on Tuesday said inflammatory utterances by certain key politicians against the emergence of President Goodluck Jonathan, sparked off hatred against the administration by their followers, while attracting impudent insurgents, who  started demanding the ouster of the President with threats to cripple the system through acts of terrorism.
“When the PDP, said that the All Progressive Party, (APC) is responsible for the spate of terror in Nigeria, many had an emotional response, but it is now time to dispassionately focus on the facts in order to stop the carnage on innocent Nigerians.

Tiwa Savage gorgeous in new photos

She's lost some weight and it really suits her. Gorgeous woman!

AAA Events & Design offers Easter wedding promo package for 350 guests

Decor, Cake, Dj, Video, Photo, Drinks, Food,Waiters @ N999,000

Decor: Bridal Gazebo,Spandex chaircovers,Wall drape and lightening, Full Backdrop Lightening effect,Bridal Sofa,Stage rug,Walkway props, Stage set-up styling, 2 Car decor and rose petals &more.
Food: Jollof rice, Fried rice, Ofada rice, Wheat,Amala,Semovita,Poundo yam,Moin-moin, Assorted meats in stew,Chicken in stew,Fried fish in stew,Ogbono,Ewedu,Egusi,Efo riro,Coleslaw. (Any 2 soups) Continue...

Pres. Jonathan visits Ibadan to felicitate with Olubadan, attends PDP rally in Kano

President Jonathan was in Ibadan, Oyo state today to felicitate with the Olubadan of Ibadan who clocked 100 years yesterday. He canceled his trip to Ibadan yesterday following the Nyanya bombing. He was in Kano state earlier in the day to attend a PDP rally. Continue to see more photos...

Awww... Brandy and Ryan Press end their engagement

Brandy and longtime love Ryan Press got engaged in 2012 after dating for over two years..and said they planned to marry before the end of 2013. But that didn't happen. Now Brandy's reps have confirmed that the couple have called off their engagement.

Brandy's reps tell Us
"They are no longer together. The engagement is off, but the friendship is still on. They decided to take a step back and reevaluate the relationship. Brandy is 35 now -- that's what her whole #35 on Twitter is about, becoming her own woman."

Lawmakers, workers, flee over National Assembly bomb scare

There was a bomb scare this afternoon at the National Assembly, which had lawmakers, Assembly staff, and bank workers in the premises all closing abruptly and hurriedly leaving the premises.

The bomb scare which happened at about 2pm today according to reports, started when security operatives attached to the National Assembly acted on complains by some legislative aides and workers about some suspicious movement by some individuals with questionable character in the premises. The security men immediately drafted men of the Police and Nigeria Civil Defence Corp to the entrance of the complex. This action fueled fears of a possible attack. Continue...

Model Tracy Obonna shares sexy new photos

The actress, model & MBA graduate shared the photos on her instagram page. Hot mama! See more photos after the cut...

Absolut Partners MTV for MAMAs 2014

As part of its support for creativity and transformation in young individuals, Absolut Vodka is partnering with MTV to organize this year MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA). The event is scheduled to take place later in June at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban, South Africa. 

The nominations for the awards will be revealed on 16 April 2014 with new additions like the “Transform Today Award” sponsored by Absolut Vodka.  Continue...

Photos: Nigerians in Malaysia protest maltreatment by Malaysian police

Nigerians residing in Malaysia today April 15th staged a peaceful protest at the Nigerian House in Malaysia to register their displeasure at the way they are being treated by Malaysian police and the embassy's non-nonchalant attitude towards their maltreatment.
 
The protesters accused the Malaysian police of extortion, abuse and torture of Nigerians.
 
They accused the Nigerian Ambassador and the Nigerian embassy officials of being insensitive to their plight, encouraging the Malaysian police to continually maltreat them. They also accused the consulate officials of not helping to renew their passports or issue new ones. Continue to see more photos...

Boko Haram kidnaps 103 girls from Secondary School in Borno

According to reports, 103 girls were kidnapped after an attack on a Girls Secondary School located in Chibok, a town on the border of Adamawa and Borno state last night April 14th.

Gunmen reportedly arrived at the school in Chibok around 9pm, killed the soldier stationed to protect the students and took 103 out of the 250 girls that make up the school. The men took the girls away in four lorries. BBC Africa reports that the number of girls abducted is as high as 200.

Residents of the area say the raid, which lasted from 9pm-3am, saw the destruction of several properties as the men overpowered the residents who put up initial defense.

Police Commissioner in Borno state, Lawan Tanko confirmed the incident to reporters in the state. 

Thisday Style editor Ruth Osime covers new issue of Genevieve mag

Ruth recently turned 50. She looks amazing! And nice cover...

Raising Dust: PRE Steps up with Brand New Music, ‘Pick Pin’

The ever dynamic and charismatic PRE marks his return to the charts with a brand new street thumper titled ‘Pick Pin’. Produced by the beat legendary Tee Y Mix, Pick Pin is a party starter that boasts an infectious beat that marks it as an instantly recognizable club and street favorite. No new name to the Nigerian music scene, PRE delivers the signature laid back, yet firm, contemporary flow that stood him out as one to watch even while he was a member of the unconventional, trailblazing hip-hop group, Twisted Minds. Continue...

'I am the king of R&B in Nigeria' - Darey Art Alade declares

Award winning artiste Darey Art Alade said in a recent interview with Encomium mag that he is the king of RnB music in Nigeria and not Banky W. When asked if he feels any competition between himself and Banky W knowing that they are both called Nigeria's king of RnB, Darey replied;
"There is only one king of RnB. I have never heard anybody being called king of RnB except me. I have never heard anybody call him (Banky W) king of RnB except if you think he is one. But the truth is, there is only one king, and you know who the king is. If you doubt it, my new material will settle the scores. Although it has taken sometime, I am very happy the work is coming out soon" he told the magazine
Darey also spoke on the increased rate of artiste/management face off and revealed plans of acquiring a radio station. Continue to read the rest...

How Faith Sakwe became President Jonathan's adopted child

In recent weeks, we got to meet one of President Jonathan's adopted kids (He has quite a few) Faith Osakwe, who married her heartthrob Osim Edwards this past weekend in Abuja.

Facts have emerged on how the President and his wife First Lady Patience Jonathan adopted Faith and her siblings in 2000.
 
According to reports, Faith is the daughter of Late Engr. Ukalizibe Sakwe, a Chieftain of the People Democratic Party in Bayelsa state and also a bosom friend of the Jonathans, who died in a fatal motor accident in 2000. After his death, President Jonathan and the first lady adopted his 4 children; Faith, Arewera Adolphus, Aruabai and Abayola and took responsibility of their welfare & education over the last 14 years.